Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – December 20, 2023

Little Moments Count brings host Robert Pilot the CEO of Indigenous Visioning, Barb Fabre (White Earth Ojibwe) to talk about early childhood development. Joining after is Emerge WI’s Executive Director, Arvina Martin (Ho-Chunk)!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – December 19, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back Heather Keeler of the Yankton Sioux Tribe! Ruth Buffalo (MHA Nation), former N.D. Rep. also makes a return. PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake, owner of Solar Bear stops in for this week’s climate update!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – December 14, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Nikki Pieratos and Ryan Salmon of Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID MN) to discuss Minneapolis encampments and a call for long term commitments for camp residents and our relatives. Plus, an encore Sacred Animals segment from Humane Policy Volunteer Leader, Wendy Pilot!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – December 7, 2023

Back with host Robert Pilot is Robert Lilligren of NACDI. Plus, Mary Faydash of Friends of the Black River Forest (WI) stops in for an update on Kohler-Andrae State Park. Later on, Bob Blake from Red Lake & Angie Vig, Owner of Vig Guitars!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 30, 2023

Back joining host Robert Pilot is Robert Lilligren, CEO of NACDI (Native American Community Development Institute) in Minneapolis. Then, Bob Blake from Red Lake & owner of Solar Bear is back. Plus, Roya White Eagle, host of Good Medicine on KFAI, drops in to share some local news on arts & theatre!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 28, 2023

Host Robert Pilot & producer Haley Cherry welcome Jocelyn McQuirter, Project Manager of the Hennepin County Mental Health Awareness Program. With her is Kayla Renney, Family Response & Stabilization Services Program Manager with Nexus Family Healing!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 22, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back Arvina Martin, Executive Director at Emerge WI. Then, Simone Rendon (Edible Arts MN) & Sam Thompson join to talk about AIFACS (American Indian Family & Children Services)! Specifically, foster care licensing in Native families.

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 17, 2023

Back with host Robert Pilot is Mary Kunesh! Then, New Native Theatre actors Bradley Lewis & Jalisa McKee join to talk their upcoming production. PLUS, Wendy Pilot, Humane Policy Advocate with the U.S. Humane Society gives a new Sacred Animals Fun Fact Friday!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 16, 2023

Robert Lilligren, CEO of NACDI, is back to join host Robert Pilot this evening. After, Justis Brokenrope joins again but this time to talk Native music & Watheca Records! PLUS, Dr. Maureen Hackett, Founder of Howling For Wolves gives us new updates!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 15 2023

Joining host Robert Pilot with Little Moments Count is Vanessa Goodthunder, Director at the C̣aƞṡayapi Waḳaƞyeża Owayawa Oṭi, a Lower Sioux Indian Community birth-age 5 Dakota immersion school. Along with her is head start teacher Denton Jackson! PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake is back!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 13, 2023

Host Robert Pilot and producer Haley welcome back Maren Hardy, Co-Founder of Spirit Care Services here in the Twin Cities. PLUS, friends Angie and Ted Vig, owners of Vig Guitar Shop join to share a cool weekend experience!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 10, 2023

Producer Haley Cherry introduces new updates from Mary Kunesh. Justis Brokenrope is back with an encore segment talking about the Wahóȟpi Language Nest; a Dakhota immersion preschool classroom. PLUS, host Robert Pilot & Wendy Pilot with a new Sacred Animals Fun Fact Friday from NY!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 9, 2023

Host Robert Pilot and producer Haley Cherry welcome George McCauley of the Omaha Tribe in Nebraska where he talks about his experience working in the film Killers of the Flower Moon. PLUS, David Amitrano (Bois Forte Chippewa), Midwest All-Star Wrestling Co-Owner joins to talk this weekend’s star-filled event!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 8, 2023

Tune in for a special encore show with segments from our interview with Melissa Agard from 10.18.23. Plus, our conversation from 11.2.23 with Terryl Brumm, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities & TJ Valtierra, Little Earth Brand Director!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 7, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is first joined by Brook LaFloe, CEO of Niniijaanis One of Ones. Then host of Good Medicine, Roya Taylor, updates us with this weekend’s local events! PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake is back today to talk renewable energy!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 2 2023

Joining today’s episode with host Robert Pilot is Katie Cashman of Minneapolis and Roya Taylor, KFAI’s host of Good Medicine joins to talk this weekend’s local Native events. PLUS, we welcome Terryl Brumm, CEO, & Thomas (TJ) Valtierra, Little Earth Brand Director, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – November 1, 2023

Guest hosting for Robert Pilot is Ho-Chunk Nation’s Arvina Martin, Executive Director of Emerge WI with producer Haley Cherry! Joining later in the conversation is city of Madison Wisconsin’s Preservation Planner, Heather Bailey!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 24, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back Angie Vig of White Earth Nation & Owner of Vig Guitar Shop in St. Paul! Plus, tune in for an encore interview with StrongHearts Native Helpline’s Communications Manager, Samantha Still for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 18, 2023

With host Robert Pilot is Melissa Agard from WI! Then, Little Moments Count brings us Justis Brokenrope, Educator at the Wahóȟpi Language Nest; a Dakhota immersion preschool classroom located within the University of Minnesota’s Childhood Development Laboratory School!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 17, 2023

Host Robert Pilot and producer Haley Cherry welcome Jacob Bernier to discuss the grand opening of Reframing Our Stories. Jacob is the Program and Outreach Specialist for Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 12, 2023

Joining host Robert Pilot is Native American Community Development Institute’s CEO Robert Lilligren! Tune in as they discuss Make Voting A Tradition and new updates from Tony Evers & Peggy Flanagan. PLUS, Shelly Belgarde, Holistic Health Practitioner & Reiki Master Teacher!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 11, 2023

Host Robert Pilot reporting live from the MN Twins game is joined by Arvina Martin, Emerge Wisconsin’s Executive Director. Wendy Pilot, Humane Policy Advocate with the U.S. Humane Society gives a new Sacred Animals update! PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake is back with the solar news!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 10, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Amber Annis, the Director of Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society to talk about the new exhibit “Reframing Our Stories” opening October 21st! PLUS, Aandeg Muldrew joins to discuss teaching an Ojibwe language course at Metro State University!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 9, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Heather Keeler to talk Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota – now a state-recognized holiday! Then, Dr. Antony Stately, First Officer of Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis. PLUS, Tune in for special speeches from Tim Walz, Peggy Flanagan & Tina Smith!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 5, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined first by Robert Lilligren as they discuss politics & a new update from Tony Evers! Tricia Zunker of Ho-Chunk Nation joins to talk Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow. PLUS, Samantha Still, Comm. Manager of StrongHearts Native Helpline spreads awareness about Domestic Violence Awareness Month!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – October 3, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Heather Keeler (Yankton Sioux Tribe)! PLUS, Brook LaFloe, CEO of Niniijaanis One of Ones is back to introduce Oklahoma Runners Basketball Coach, Derek Tofpi of the Kiowa Tribe for Indigenous Peoples’ Basketball Expo!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: Rising from COVID-19, Stories of Resilience

This symposium is brought to you in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health. Featured tonight are Robert Pilot, Haley Cherry, Dr. Anthony Stately of the Native American Community Clinic and Deanna StandingCloud.

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 28, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Inyan Walking Elk, MN Department of Transportation’s Discrimination Investigator and Waubun Smith, MnDOT’s Senior Account Clerk to discuss career opportunities! PLUS, Dr. Antony Stately of NACC & a new update from Tony Evers!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 26, 2023

Joining host Robert Pilot is John Williams, VP of Development at NACDI! PLUS, Brook LaFloe, CEO of Niniijaanis One of Ones is back to talk Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend Basketball Expo with H.O.O.P Medicine’s Founder & Coach, Dominic Tiger-Cortes!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 20, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back Dr. Marilyn Zimmerman, Senior Director of Policy & Programs at the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) in the University of Montana! PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake, Owner of Solar Bear joins to talk renewable energy!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 19 2023

Host Robert Pilot and producer Haley remember native hockey legend Henry Boucha. CEO of Niniijaanis One of Ones, Brook LaFloe & Digital Creator of AC Media, Adriel Clements join to talk Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend Basketball Expo!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 18, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Jori Sherer and Adrienne Benjamin, Reconciliation Advisor, of Minnetonka (Moccasin) to discuss how together they are repairing relations. PLUS, Dr. Antony Stately of Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis!

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – September 14, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Robert Lilligren of Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis! Rachel Dionne Thunder of IPM & AIM joins to discuss Leonard Peltier’s 79th Birthday rally. PLUS, producer Haley Cherry gives an interview with Co-Owner of Fire Mountain Fabrics & Supply, Jessica Travis!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 12, 2023

Host Robert Pilot and producer Haley talk Leonard Peltier 79th Birthday Action in Washington DC. Then they welcome Maren Hardy, Co-Founder of Spirit Care Services AND Angie Vig, Owner of Vig Guitar store in St. Paul!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – September 11, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back Dr. Antony Stately of Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis! Then, Humane Policy Advocate Wendy Pilot joins in for a new Sacred Animals!! PLUS, tune in to hear new updates from WI’s Tony Evers & MN’s Peggy Flanagan.

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 31, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Rachel Dionne Thunder of the Indigenous Protector Movement AND Robert Lilligren, CEO of Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis! PLUS, tune in as comedian Trish Cook joins in on the fun!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 30, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Arvina Martin, Emerge Wisconsin’s Exec. Director. Then, Dr. Maureen Hackett, Founder of Howling For Wolves joins to discuss our MN wolf population! PLUS, Bob Blake from Red Lake & owner of Solar Bear is back with this week’s solar updates!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 28, 2023

Host Robert Pilot joins live from the Minnesota State Fair to talk Sunday’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day inside the fairgrounds with producer Haley! Tune in for interviews with dancer Miiskogihmiiwan, Amber Annis of the MN Historical Society AND Mary Kunesh with a special guest!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 25, 2023

Host Robert Pilot gives interviews live from the Minnesota State Fair while producer Haley takes over in the studio! Joining them on today’s broadcast is Mary Kunesh with new updates & Humane Policy Advocate, Wendy Pilot!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 24, 2023

Host Robert Pilot reports live from the 2023 Minnesota State Fair while producer Haley Cherry runs the show! Tune in to today’s special broadcast to hear from Tony Evers, Peggy Flanagan, Christine Bartyzal from Pretendians Band and more!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 21, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Linda Cypret Kilbourne, Co-Founder of Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media (MCARSM)! PLUS, tune in to hear from Dr. Antony Stately, Pres. & Exec. Officer of Native American Community Clinic!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 17, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes back President & CEO of Native American Community Development Institute, Robert Lilligren AND Bob Blake from Red Lake, owner of Solar Bear! PLUS, Wendy Pilot with a new Sacred Animals segment & a new update from Tony Evers!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 16, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Emerge WI’s Executive Director, Arvina Martin! PLUS, in partnership with Little Moments Count, we welcome Beth Ann Dodds & Mykee Brown of White Earth Nation to discuss the Indigenous Parent Leadership Initiative Community Project!!

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 15, 2023

Host Robert Pilot welcomes Jocelyn McQuiter, Manager of the Hennepin County Mental Health Awareness Campaign! PLUS, CEO Lori Jump of StrongHearts Native Helpline joins in to discuss resources for those impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence.

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Matt McNeil with Jolene Jones of MVAT

As part of Minnesota Broadcasters Week of Kindness, we’re highlighting organizations this week that are working to strengthen our Democracy. Matt McNeil was recently joined by Jolene Jones, the Make Voting A Tradition (MVAT) Minnesota Coordinator. She and Matt talked about how MVAT is working to increase voter turnout among Native Americans in Minnesota.

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Native Roots Radio Presents: I’m Awake – August 2, 2023

Host Robert Pilot is joined by Bob Blake from Red Lake with the Solar News! Then, Destiny Jones, Four Sisters Food Sovereignty Coordinator & Market Manager is back with some new NACDI updates! PLUS, Wendy Pilot with her Sacred Animals segment!!

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